The Children’s Play Ground- Jan 27-2014-International Holocaust Remembrance Day

When Rachel Wept- Hague- Photograph by susan sheldon nolen

In Holland, in the Hague, there is a play ground. A candle sits within the circle of climbing chairs. A ghost playground for the children who would never climb these chairs. On each chair, climbing up to heaven are inscribed the name of a child. Surely we must promise to these children and to those in the future..never again.

Photograph of the children's playground by susan sheldon nolen

This monument created by the artists Eric de Vries and Sara Benhamou is located in the childrens playground of the Rabbijn Maarsenplein in The Hague.  Originally there were seven chairs…but one was stolen.

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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4 Responses to The Children’s Play Ground- Jan 27-2014-International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  1. Unbelievable that someone would steal one of these chairs! So very poignant

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